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This is What Photographers Can Do About Unwanted Digital Image Noise

Have you ever returned from a photo shoot only to be disappointed in the results because your images lack spark? Perhaps, they had low contrast, and …

Long Exposure Photography and the Square Format

The rise in popularity of digital cameras over the past decade has coincided with the emergence of a new genre of photography – long exposure …

Photography

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Books

What a First Time Wedding Photographer Needs to Know

The news that you are photographing your first wedding often leads to emotions ranging from excitement to apprehension, and in some cases, fear. …

The Golden Hour Calculator for Photographers

Discover when the <b>golden hour</b> is at your current location, explore visually how the golden hour changes with the seasons and where you are in the …

87 Photography Articles and Images To Put a Smile On Your Face

The internet is home to a terrific group of artists and bloggers creating great content on a regular basis. Toad Hollow Photography has been …

'Game of Thrones' cast chats it up at Comic-Con

Members of the immensely popular "Game of Thrones" TV show and series creator George R.R. Martin made a big appearance at the San Diego Comic Con. <b>Warning</b>: if you've never watched "Thrones," there are several spoilers in this posting, so be mindful.<p>The panel kicked off with an amusingly crafted "In …

Bending Pixels: Fun Things You Can Do With Panorama Stitching Software

One of the great workflow possibilities that was opened up by the advent of digital photography is the ability to easily create panoramic images. …

Fray Fix Fixes Frayed MagSafe Cables

Fray Fix is my favorite kind of gadget: cheap, simple, and completely single-minded. And it doesn’t even have any stupid CamelCasing or vowel movements in its name. What is it? A protector for the power cable on your MagSafe brick.<p>You know the power plugs you get on home appliances? The ones which …

Home Appliances

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

LumoPro LP180: Designed for Off-Camera Lighting

Short version: The LP180 is rock-solid, with a near-perfect feature set for lighting photographers for under $150. It has been our recommended …

Stem-Cell Transplants Erase HIV In Two Men

Two cancer patients in Boston no longer show any evidence of HIV infection, researchers announce.<p>Two men with HIV seem to have been cleared of the virus after receiving stem-cell transplants to treat their lymphoma, scientists announced Wednesday at an International AIDS Society conference in Kuala …

39 Paleo Snacks That Make the Eating Plan Look Easy (No, Really!)

No grains? No problem. Paleo eaters may shun grains, processed vegetable oils, and refined sugars, but that doesn’t stop them from enjoying plenty of …

Healthy Eating

5 Ideas to Kick Start Your Photography Again

Last week I was speaking with an amateur photographer who told me that he’s been struggling for photographic inspiration and ideas lately. He …

Digital Photography

Court hearing on hold after girl's lung transplant

A court hearing over organ donor matches involving children is on hold after the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl at the center of the lawsuit received a lung transplant.<p>Sarah Murnaghan is recovering after receiving adult lungs this week at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her parents had sued …

Stout Bottle Opener

Well-made products should last forever — that's what the guys bringing us the Stout Bottle Opener ($35) think. Weighing in at a quarter pound, cast …

AltKeyboard Will Turn You Into A More Efficient iPhone Typist [Jailbreak]

It takes practice to learn how to efficiently type on the iOS keyboard. Because all the keys are virtual, you have to tab through multiple layouts to access all of the available characters. I remember how slow I was at alternating keyboards to type numbers and punctation when I got my first iPhone. …

Cydia

A Stack of Photography Links That Just Plain Rock

Join us once again as we enjoy this list of links from Toad Hollow Photography that shares the best tutorials, reviews, special features, …

Learn How to Use the Sharpening Tools in Lightroom

There’s no question that Lightroom is a powerful piece of photo processing software, but due to that power sometimes it’s not as easy to wrap our …

95 Amazing Photography Links

It's been a really exciting week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching everywhere for the very best links to …

Useful Photography Tip #58: Develop Your Eye

We often talk about cameras, lenses and lighting but rarely do we talk about what’s behind them–your eye. Not the organ, no, the part of your mind …

How to Photograph a Steaming Cup of Coffee

Ever wanted to photograph a steaming cup of coffee? Maybe not – but it could be a fun little evening project to hone your skills. Here’s a video from …

Coffee

Shooting star show set for Cinco de Mayo skies

Cinco de Mayo arrives in style this year, sprinkling the skies with shooting stars shed from the dusty tail of Halley's comet.<p>Dust shed from the tail of Halley's comet will blossom into a shooting star show to start off Cinco de Mayo, astronomers report.<p>About 30 shooting stars an hour should be …

6 Free Ways to Improve Your Photography [Get More out of dPS]

Over the last few years dPS has grown from being a personal blog where I shared tips for friends about how to get the most out of their cameras into …

11 Things You Need To Do To Win A Political Campaign

The rules come from Jeff Smith's "Campaign Management Boot Camp" at The New School, where he is an assistant professor of Politics and Advocacy.<p>But he's not only an academic.<p>Smith served in the Missouri Senate from 2006 to 2009 as the nation's only white state senator from a majority-black …

Africa's Rift Valley from above – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/apr/19/africa-rift-valley-kenya-ethiopia-in-pictures<p>720<p>German photographer Michael Poliza travelled by …

Intoxicating Design: 29 Wine Cellar And Storage Ideas For The Contemporary Home

Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, makes weariness forget his toil, said Lord Byron. While we do not claim to be world class …

6 Types of Light Every Photographer Should Be Prepared For

Light is one of the most important elements in any photograph. Whether a grand landscape or an intimate portrait, light can make or break an image. …